|Botanical Name||Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'|
|Mature Height||5 Feet|
|Mature Width||2-3 Feet|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Hardiness Zone||Zones 3-9|
ℹ ‘Karl Foerster’ is the most popular of the hybrid feather reed grasses sold in commerce today. It is noted for its narrow-vertical growth of bright green leaves to 3’ tall and 2’ wide and feathery plumes of summer-blooming pink to purple tinged flowers on narrow upright stalks rising well above the foliage to 5’ tall. 2001 Perennial Plant of the Year Award. Cultivar name honors Karl Foerster, German nurseryman, who reportedly discovered this plant in the Hamburg Botanical Garden in the 1930s and subsequently introduced it into commerce in 1950.